United Airlines To Launch Three New South Pacific Routes

By David Casey Apr 18, 2023
United Airlines will launch three new routes, including what will be the sole nonstop connection between the U.S. and Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Recovery Tracker: LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Porter Airlines and more

By David Casey Oct 16, 2020
A weekly round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry as airlines and airports seek to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Route Analysis: SYD-AKL, DEL-YVR, AUH-KTM

Oct 14, 2020
Routes analyzes some of the services returning as well as new routes being launched. This week we look at Qantas resuming trans-Tasman flights; Air India expanding with a new Canadian service; and Air Arabia Abu Dhabi’s latest network addition.
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Analysis: Air New Zealand grounds 777 fleet

By David Casey Sep 10, 2020
Routes looks at the impact of Air New Zealand’s decision to ground its Boeing 777 fleet for a year.
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United: Resuming LAX 787 routes marks 'sprout' of good news

By Ben Goldstein Jul 14, 2020
After American Airlines drops LAX as an international hub, United boosts long-haul flying at the airport.
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Recovery Tracker: United Arab Emirates prepares for reopening

By David Casey Jun 25, 2020
Charting the resurgence of air transport in markets around the word, Routes looks at the easing of travel restrictions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Recovery Tracker: Air New Zealand, Ukraine International Airlines, Emirates and more

Jun 19, 2020
A weekly round-up of the latest news from the aviation industry as airlines and airports begin to recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Route Analysis: VNO-DUB, AKL-NRT, LUX-MAN

Jun 10, 2020
With COVID-19 travel restrictions easing in parts of the world, airlines are gradually rebuilding their networks. Routes analyzes some of the services returning as well as new routes being launched. This week: airBaltic’s new route to Dublin; Air New Zealand resuming flights to Tokyo; and Luxair re-entering a market it last served in 2007.
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Virgin Australia unveils more cuts, but less affected than rivals

By Adrian Schofield Mar 16, 2020
Local services account for 88% of the carrier’s passengers and the airline said demand is rising on some of its domestic routes.
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American adds Christchurch as part of New Zealand expansion

By David Casey Oct 28, 2019
American Airlines is expanding service to New Zealand from next year, becoming the only carrier to fly non-stop from the US to the country’s South Island.
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Air New Zealand to end only European route in favour of New York service

By David Casey Oct 23, 2019
After almost 40 years linking Auckland with London via Los Angeles, Air New Zealand is ending the route in favour of launching a non-stop service between its home hub and New York. Routesonline looks at the airline’s long-haul changes.
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Air New Zealand will use A321neo to boost Gold Coast capacity

By David Casey Nov 13, 2018
Air New Zealand is boosting capacity on its Auckland - Gold Coast route by almost 60 percent from early next year at the same time as AirAsia X ends its service.
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Route rundown: BOG-MUC, AKL-ORD, KUL-MEL

Apr 05, 2018
This week: Avianca to launch a fourth destination in Europe, Air New Zealand adds to US network, and Malindo Air files preliminary Melbourne schedule.
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Route rundown: AKL-TPE, MNL-MEL, DXB-TUN

Mar 02, 2018
This week: Air New Zealand relaunches Taipei, Cebu Pacific adds its second destination in Australia and Emirates resumes services to Tunisia.
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Shortlists announced for Routes Asia 2018 Marketing Awards

Feb 01, 2018
The shortlists for the prestigious Routes Asia 2018 Marketing Awards have been revealed, with 22 airports and destinations recognised for their exceptional marketing services.
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World Routes Marketing Awards finalists announced

Aug 03, 2017
The shortlist of the annual route development awards is revealed
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Auckland ready to become global hub for Asia and South America

May 31, 2017
New Zealand’s largest airport has launched a 30-year masterplan for change, but is already showing serious signs of growth
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Tianjin Airlines expands in London as widebody fleet grows

By Richard Maslen Nov 09, 2016
Tianjin currently has limited connectivity outside of Asia from Binhai International Airport, but is increasingly being seen as an alternative access point into China’s capital city, Beijing, which is just 120km away and a journey of just 35 minutes by high-speed train.
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China - a nation of travellers

Sep 25, 2016
With China representing the single largest growth market in the world for the next decade, how can aviation best cater for the rising numbers of tourists.
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Hong Kong Airlines flies into New Zealand

By Richard Maslen May 17, 2016
There has been a steady increase year-on-year in the number of Hong Kong and China travellers visiting New Zealand. According to official figures from Statistics New Zealand, as of March 2016, the total number of visitors from Hong Kong and China were up 19.1 percent and 27.8 percent, respectively.
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Air New Zealand expands Dreamliner deployment on long-haul routes

May 12, 2016
Air New Zealand is continuing to use its expanding Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet to grow its presence in long-haul markets. The airline confirmed this week that it will introduce the type on its new route between Auckland and Buenos Aires, Argentina as it also debuted the type on a scheduled exclusive basis in the North America market on its Auckland - Honolulu route.
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Air New Zealand to fly to Manila

By Richard Maslen Apr 12, 2016
The new year-round service will operate three times a week using Boeing 767-300 equipment with a flight time of around 10 and a half hours in each direction, subject to government and regulatory approvals. Flights are due to commence from December 2016 and full schedules will be confirmed when reservations are opened around mid-year.
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Qatar Airways announces network expansion

Mar 10, 2016
The Gulf carrier will be able to hold claim to the world’s longest commercial flight, as well as beginning new services in Europe, Africa and South West Pacific / Southeast Asia
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Qatar Airways to steal Emirates title of world’s longest commercial flight

Mar 10, 2016
Emirates cannot hold claim to the world’s longest route – a service from their hub in Dubai to Auckland, New Zealand – for much longer. Fellow Gulf carrier, Qatar Airways have announced their service from Doha to Auckland to begin in December.
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PRESS RELEASE: Auckland Airport wins second heat of Routes Marketing Awards

Mar 08, 2016
Auckland Airport was crowned winner of the second regional heat of the 2016 Routes Marketing Awards at a ceremony last yesterday (Monday, 7 March) in Manila in the Philippines.
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